Spotlight on IndiaGitanjali Rao
In the booming urban sprawl of Bombay, Kamala sells garlands during the day and works as a dancer in a nightclub. Kamala is determined to protect her sister Tara from their brutal reality, sidestepping a notorious gangster’s interest in becoming her suitor. Kamala finds comfort in a young Muslim boy named Salim, who also understands the struggle to survive all too well. Their story my seem all too familiar for a film out of India, but BOMBAY ROSE is a cinematic experience unlike any other.
With each hand-painted frame, BOMBAY ROSE is an animated twist on the Bollywood romantic trope, a deeper character-driven exploration into achingly beautiful relationships strained by an increasingly unconcerned modern society. Requiring 60 artists and over 18 months of production to create an oil-painted aesthetic, this film is an audacious contribution to Indian cinema. BOMBAY ROSE made its worldwide debut at the Venice Film Festival and screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.
|Monday 11||19:30 - 21:08||Regal Dole Cannery 16|
|Wednesday 13||16:00 - 17:38||Regal Dole Cannery 15|
|Cast||Anurag Kashyap, Virendra Saxena, Shishir Sharma, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Makrand Deshpande.|
|Screenplay||Asad Hussain and Gitanjali Rao.|
|Production designer||Rupali Gatti.|